MLS Regular Season
The answer to one of the Houston Dynamo’s most pressing preseason questions can be found in the last place you’d expect to look.
The Dynamo back line has scored three of the team’s seven goals this season, and the team’s reliable center back is actually tied for the team lead in scoring with a striker. Add in a recent game-winner from another defender, and you’ve got the makeup of some unexpected surprises this season in Houston.
When the Houston Dynamo line up a corner kick, it’s best to put down the nachos and pay attention. Trust me on this one.
Houston’s long-standing ability to turn set pieces into goals is hardly a Wikileakable secret. It’s probably more newsworthy if Dominic Kinnear’s team suffers some improbable streak of failing to convert off corner kicks and free kicks. But the Dynamo’s impressive ability is always worth looking at, for a number of reasons.
Halftime is traditionally a respite for teams to recover and regroup. For the Dynamo on Saturday night, it was a time to reinforce that even though they were down a goal, the match was well within their grasp.
never beat Pat Onstad” would ring out of the supporters' sections at Robertson
Stadium and you knew the goalkeeper had just made another save.
was heard a number of times during Onstad’s career in Houston, especially when
the club was winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships in 2006 and 2007. His stellar play in
goal was a big reason for the Dynamo’s success as the Canadian international
was a security blanket for one of the league’s best defenses.
Momentum in sports is a great thing to have but a
tough thing to keep. For the Houston Dynamo, maintaining the momentum of their
four-game unbeaten streak means once again taking care of business on the road
on Saturday night. Houston travels to Chicago to face the Fire (7:30 p.m.), a team is that
looking to get back on the right track.
Looking to put an end to their winless run, the Chicago Fire remain at Toyota Park when they take on the Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening. The Fire have lost three in a row after a 2-1 defeat by the LA Galaxy in their return home following a two-game road swing. The Dynamo have won back-to-back games, last a late 1-0 victory against the New England Revolution in Houston.
KHOU 11.2 - 7:30 p.m.
TV Azteca-51 - Sunday 8:30 a.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7:00 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7:00 p.m.
Depth is something that all coaches crave, but finding out just how deep your team is often comes at a steep price: lost points.